THEY WILL ASK thee as to what they should spend on others. Say: "Whatever of your wealth you spend shall [first] be for your parents, and for the near of kin, and the orphans, and the needy, and the wayfarer; and whatever good you do, verily, God has full knowledge thereof." - Al-Baqarah (2:215)

Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Of board meetings, exhibitions and Labour Day...

My NGO had our board meeting last night. Seemed more like a BORED meeting as many of the board members were not able to make it to the meeting due to work or other commitments. Yes, yes, the meeting was held at night but still, some of our volunteers’ nature of work sometimes requires them to work at odd hours. We had just ngam ngam the number of quorum needed to proceed with the meeting.

Alas, with quite a number of the coordinators not present to give their reports, the meeting ended earlier than usual. No report from the treasurer, no report from the publicity and recruitment coordinator, no report from the outreach coordinator, no report from the fellowship coordinator.

Some of these board members did say during the elections that they may not have the time to commit themselves as board members, but since we don’t have many members to choose from, we had to literally BEG them to be in the board.

Just shows how poor we are in the manpower department. Which is why for the coming International AIDS Memorial Day (celebrated in May every year), we are only able to hold just a simple exhibition, displaying posters and giving out brochures. Even this simple exhibition we are not doing it by ourselves. We are doing it together with the Perak Family Health Association. The management of the shopping complex where we asked to do the exhibition had actually wanted us to do something on a bigger scale, giving us the stage etc, but nope, neither Buddies nor the PFHA are willing to carry out anything too big. Even doing the exhibition is already an achievement for us, given our limited resources.

So yes, just a simple exhibition it will be on the 18th of May this month. If any of you happen to be at Ipoh Parade on that day, do visit us, ya?

Tomorrow is 1st of May. As I’ve always been telling people, the day my mom went into labour (to give birth to me) they called it Labour Day. To remember the pain my mom had to endure while giving birth to me, 1st May is now declared a public holiday. Hehehe…

Here, have a piece of the cake…


Have a nice holiday folks!

13 comments:

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

kak pi!!!

eh, since its only the 30th, can i go ahead and wish you in advance? i imagine you'd say go ahead kerp...

ok thanks kak Pi. here goes...Happy Birthday (in advance) Kak Pi!! yay, i'm the first to wish you this year...heheh...

Pi Bani said...

Yo kerp!
You're always happy when you get to be the first, aren't you?

Thanks anyway... and have a nice labour day!

Puteri said...

Here's an early birthday greeting - Happy Birthday!

And wishing you many, many more years full of laughter and blessings!

Raden Galoh said...

I pun nak wish jugak tak kiralah awal sehari...Happy Birthday to you akak...and muah...muah...muah...

kek kecik sgt akak...mana cukup utk saya...tu kerp dah mkn abih tu...

happy Labour Day...

Pi Bani said...

Puteri:
Thanks!

Raden Galoh:
Muah.. muah.. muah.. to you too!

And hey, cake tu will replenish itself automatically whenever anyone grabs a piece. You nak second helpings go ahead!

elviza said...

Errrr, PI, salam...

tak der kena mengena dengan post nih tapi nak mintak tumpang lalu nak cakap,

HAPPY BIRTHDAYYYYYYY!!!!

Selamat semuanya, insyaAllah

Salt & Turmeric said...

Happy Birthday Pi. it may not be may 1st yet here but it is in msia so aci kan? ;)

Akmal said...

Salaam Kak Pi,
Waah, tarikh special rupenye. Satu Malaysia sambut!
Happy birthday kak Pi :)
All the best for your event :)

kak ton (tok mommy) said...

Hi pi,

You have the whole nation celebrating your birthday today.

Happy Birthday and many, many more years of happy returns.

Kak ton

Pi Bani said...

Elviza:
Eh eh, sopannya minah sorang ni siap mintak tumpang lalu... :)

Thanks, and I know yours coming soon... nanti I visit your blog this Saturday eh?


Farina:
Aci... memang aci! Hehe. Thanks dear!

Pi Bani said...

Akmal:
Ha, tu lah dia. You pun dapat cuti! Thanks for your kind wishes.

Kak Ton:
Ha'ah, whole nation sambut. Punyalah teruk mak I nak lahirkan I sampai depa bagi cuti tiap-tiap tahun! Hehehe...

Thanks Kak Ton!

Anonymous said...

Salam K.Pi,
Happy belated birthday!!!
-niasulaiman-

Pi Bani said...

Niasulaiman:
Thanks!